Parts of SWFL almost reaching 90 degrees Wednesday afternoon

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Credit: The Weather Authority

The Weather Authority is forecasting afternoon highs to reach temperatures similar to mid-March.

Here’s what to expect for the next three days:

Wednesday: It will be warm and breezy with sun and clouds throughout Southwest Florida

Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s, with a few inland areas getting close to 90°.

Thursday: Mild and humid start with temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Southwest Florida should brace for wind, as we’ll see speeds coming from the southeast at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts ranging from 30 to 40 mph.

Scattered rain and storms will move into Southwest Florida in the afternoon, continue moving southeast, and weaken through the evening commute.

Rain and storms will move into our northern counties around and after 3 p.m., then south into Lee County around 5 p.m., and then into Collier County by 6:30 p.m.

Communities north of the Caloosahatchee can see rain totals from 0.25″ to 0.50″, with communities south seeing 0.25″ or less.

Temperatures will be in the mid-80s before the rain and storms move through.

Storms will be weakening as they move from north to south meaning Lee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties are all in a Level 1 Risk for severe weather. 

Credit: The Weather Authority

Minor coastal flooding is possible on Thursday afternoon and high tides could run 1 to 2′ above normal.

Friday: Dry and pleasant morning with temperatures in the mid-60s.

Expect a beautiful day with a lot of sunshine.

Temperatures will be cooler in the afternoon with highs in the lower to mid-80s. 

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